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7 Author(s)
Kienzle, T.C., III ; Dept. of Orthopaedic Surg., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL, USA ; Stulberg, S.D. ; Peshkin, M. ; Quaid, A.
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Describes a computer-assisted surgical system which uses a calibrated robot. The authors consider: total knee replacement surgery; motivation for robotic systems in total knee replacement; system operation; CT scan and preoperative planning; femoral fiducial location; femoral component placement; tibial fiducial location and component placement; fixturing; immobilization of the knee; immobilization of the pelvis and ankle; fiducial identification and registration; landmark pins; center of the femoral head; robot system and calibration; calibration using a telescopic ball-bar

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 3 )